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2nl Zoom - AKs, double barrel spot?

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  • 2nl Zoom - AKs, double barrel spot?

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    Preflop UTG limps and UTG+1 raises to 4x, this looks like an Iso to me and I have a pretty strong value hand so decide to 3-bet. I make it just under 3X the initial raise as I think that the UTG+1 player can be a little lighter than usual if he is isolating and I want him to call with as many worse hands as possible. The limper folds and UTG+1 calls. The villain checks to me and I c-bet, I make it a little smaller than usual as it is a 3-bet pot and I think a smaller bet will still achieve the same result as it would if I bet larger. The villain calls and the turn is a T; he checks to me again but I am unsure what to do. Is this a good spot to fire the second barrel as I picked up a gutshot? I don't feel that many hands that call the flop are now folding so is it better to just check behind and try hit one of my 10 outs? Thanks Oliver umbup:
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    Hey Oliver,

    I would say this is a spot where you should decline your option to double barrel. On the one hand it is tempting to get small pocket pairs to fold, on the other hand this card coordinates pretty well with his flop calling range, a lot of it got stronger.

    Interesting point about flop size. I would actually recommend you experiment with making it less. Perhaps 25 cents. This will probably get you "more bang for your buck," in terms of garning folds for a cheaper price.

    As played I would definitely check-back and take the free pull. Our Queen out is very likely to win us a big pot since our opponent will have a lot of sets, straights, and two pair on that board run out. An ace or a king is not always going to be good, and you should be aware and prepared for that.

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